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Joy Yoder, CNM

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WellSpan OB/GYN - Ephrata
175 Martin Ave., Suite 125
Ephrata, PA 17522
(717) 721-5700
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About Me

Why I chose to pursue a career in healthcare:

I found nursing, pregnancy and childbirth fascinating. I want the experience to be a good and positive one for my patients and their families. I want to support my patients so they feel confident in their healthcare choices.

What I want my patients to know about me:

My educational background started in sociology and intercultural studies before I studied midwifery. I believe in living healthy in all aspects of life. Patients need to have information about their healthcare, and I want to be the person to give them the tools, knowledge and encouragement they need to make decisions that are best for their lives. Patients are a part of the process, we are a team.

What I do when I'm not seeing patients:

I have a daughter, who is now two years old. My time is happily spent with my child guiding her growth and development. It has been the most fulfilling and interactive experience of my life. I enjoy cooking and preparing healthy (but tasty) food, gardening and being outdoors. I also enjoy bird watching.

Clinical Interests

  • Adolescent Health
  • Birth Control
  • Pre-Conception Planning
  • Prenatal Care
  • Women’s Health
  • Gynecology
  • Midwifery

Board Certifications

  • American College of Nurse Midwives

Education & Credentials

  • Clinical Training: University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing | Midwifery
  • Graduate School: University of PA- School of Nursing

WellSpan Hospital Affiliations

  • WellSpan Ephrata Hospital

Health Plans Accepted

WellSpan Financial Assistance Program participant

  • Aetna
  • Aetna Better Health
  • Amerihealth Caritas PA
  • Capital BlueCross
  • Cigna Healthcare
  • Cigna Medicare Advantage
  • Gateway Highmark Wholecare
  • Geisinger
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • HPP/Jefferson Health Plan
  • John Hopkins Health Care
  • PA Health & Wellness (Centene)
  • PA Medical Assistance
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • WellSpan Health Plans

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